Rakesh has created some fantastic beautifully illustrated mind maps of sociocracy. I have asked for his permission to publish them here. He has agreed on the understanding that the maps are his current take on sociocracy, and that they might contain inaccuracies or could be improved.
This is an invitation to all, then, first to explore these mind maps and look at sociocracy from an different persepective, viewpoint and medium. Rakesh doesn't claim that all aspects of the mind maps are correct and accurate, so this is also an invitation to you all to suggest improvements - using comments to makes suggestions, but also for us to query or comment in other ways. Use this as a discussion area.
Rakesh has asked me to put these mind maps here. Unfortunately, this is proving to be more technically difficult than I expected. The mind maps are in the Xmind software, which Ning does not accept. I would have to make and upload them as images, thereby loosing interactivity. I have to say the mind maps are really best viewed in the Xmind format, as you can expand and contract the different elements. I have therefore simply loaded the mind map in its original format on our main website here:
When you click the link it will ask you to save or open the file - in order to view the map, however, you will also need to have the Xmind software installed on your computer - this is free and you can download at http://www.xmind.net/. If you have the software installed you can open the file directly, otherwise save it first.
There are 16 images altogether derived from the mind map, three of which are attached below. Ning doesn't allow more than three attachments. Immediately below are two more of the arms of the mind map, for sample illustration purposes. If you want to see the full set, please let me know - although I would strongly urge you to view the lot directly in xmind, which you will be able to if you download the software. Have fun mind-mapping, maybe in due course I'll find a way for us to be able to share-mindmap online.
For now, I'd like to thank Rakesh for the great visualisations of sociocracy.